I am somewhat new to the computer and designing clothes, having
learned what I know over 50 years ago from my mother — but
here goes. I do spend a lot of time in high end stores
examining the techniques of the big designers, and have found
a way to take about 50 pounds off my figure by doing what I
call an Armani cut on my bias skirts.
I use denim mostly, but a drapier fabric or slinky would work
really well – measure around the largest part of my hips,
cut a bias skirt pattern in the shape of a long narrow box,
shape the top around the waistline -(this can be done on the
serger when finishing the skirt) – hold the pattern up and
mark at the knee – lay the pattern back on the table and
add four inches on each side from the knee to the hem (flaring
out from the knee.
Cut the front and back the same pattern – serge or sew up
the side seams and sew an elastic around the waist (the last
skirt I made was from lightweight denim, and I didn”t hem
the bottom – just let it fringe – It looks great. casual
fun to make – you can tighten up the side seams as much
as you like, and the way this hangs is perfectly great!
Just wanted to share this with all of you – I do cut my
bias all going the same direction (as though it had a nap)
it seems to drape better.